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The Two Brothers

For far too long the system failed in the hearts of many Cree. Where justice for their friends and family would never set them free. So at this time we tell a story and wish it wasn't true. When a year ago, two Brothers did... what only Brothers do. The Mountie spoke, 'The news is bad, your daughter has been hurt. A Father stunned and his mind is racing, his senses on alert. 'Will she be okay,' the Father begged as his heart began to break. The Mountie replied, 'It's looking good, she's conscious and awake. I found her near the railway yard at the end of Market Street. Her face in tears and her clothes were torn, it looks like she's been beat.' 'Before you see her, I have to ask since she won't talk to me. Any thoughts on who just might commit this heinous deed?' The Father was silent and the Mountie knew that trouble soon would follow, Since the local laws to an angry Cree were meaningless and hollow. Like many others... his daughter's suffering would be lost before the courts. So no justice there... he would not seek its function or support. His eyes weld up as his little girl lay injured on the bed, 'Who has done this thing,' the Father asked as his face was cringing red. In a quiet voice the daughter spoke, 'Two men with snake tattoos.' 'Those men have earned a vile debt,' he said. 'And their payments coming due.' The Father slipped out the back knowing the Mountie had not gone far. He then drove to Market Street where he wanted to check the men at Smiley's Bar. His anger raged as he thought about years of abuse and sordid lies. Then parked his car and was at the door when two men brushed him by. One man said, 'Watch yourself.' They smelled of home-made brew. 'Step aside or you'll be sorry,' said the men with snake tattoos. 'You beat my girl and hurt her bad, I'm here to make you pay. And draw a Father's vengeance and I will certainly have my way. You boys are in a lot of trouble and this will be my night. So run and hide should be your play but I would rather see you fight.' One took a swing, he fell and hit the ground. the other flashed a knife. The Father lunged and hit the man who tried to take his life. The fight was quickly over and when all is well and said. The men were both unconscious and one of them was dead. The Father knew what he'd done would be seen as jailed crime. So he went home to see his family for one last grieving time. He hugged his wife and children and turned to face his Brother. The Father said, 'While I'm away, you must look to one another.' The Brother thought... the family needed the Father to be there. And quickly spoke, 'I will take the fall and end this sad affair.' 'Don't be silly,' the Father said. 'I won't let you ruin your life.' The Brother replied, 'It's mine to give as you have children and a wife.' Hours passed as the family talked and after much advice. The Father sat with his head held low, he would allow the sacrifice. The Mountie came and made the charge while the Father paced the floor. Then turned away as his Brother spoke, 'It's me you're looking for.' There was no investigation... as the guilty plea was all the Crown required. And the Father wept after sentence passed for the Brother he admired. It is extremely hard to comprehend but as you can plainly see. Two Brothers did what Brothers do as members of the Cree. The End *For those who might be interested, I will be posting my new cartoon, 'Bob's Your Uncle,' on my homepage every second day.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 4/26/2019 7:52:00 AM
A beautiful story about the love of 2 brothers. I am in awe . My compliments!
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:37:00 PM
Thanks Ralph. I think about this story often. Have a great day.
Date: 4/24/2019 9:50:00 PM
AWESOME tale, David. This needs a contest to declare it the runaway winner of! ~ Gershon
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:36:00 PM
Thanks Gershon. I hope people see it for the inspiration it brings me when ever I think about it. Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 4/23/2019 11:33:00 PM
Another camp fire tale told by you, the best, that I've ever read. But then how can I compare with the other bests you've written and I read? Truly great David thanks so much!!!
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:34:00 PM
Thanks Jeff, you're great for ones ego. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 4/22/2019 1:37:00 PM
Wow, this shows integrity in its best light, and makes the reader proud of a self-less brother.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:35:00 PM
It's quite a story and was not an isolated case. Have a good day.
Date: 4/22/2019 6:37:00 AM
Love this rhyming tale my friend. A definite fav, too..
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:33:00 PM
I heard this story years ago and have never been able to forget it. Have a good day.
Date: 4/21/2019 1:42:00 PM
Love this!
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David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:32:00 PM
Thanks Mike. I appreciate the visit.